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15 Organisational Development The Empowered Manager Positive Political Skills at Work, 2nd Edition Peter Block Empowerment produces the conditions for high performance. Especially for middle managers and below. Empowered cultures attract and retain talent. They produce high achievement, high accountability and high commitment. The Empowered Manager uncovers a roadmap to creating a more accountable culture in today’s fragmented and virtual world. Bestselling author Peter Block is a true visionary: author of the classic Flawless Consulting, his work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and reconciliation of community. In this book, he returns his eye toward management to renew our efforts to create a shift in the traditional hierarchy. Twenty years after the original book, Block talks of why it is so difficult to both open the door to empowerment and more importantly, have people walk through it. It is more important than ever to create a culture in which all members of an organization are treated as entrepreneurs, giving them ownership over their role and responsibilities. This is in the face of the reality that most employees want safety, not the adventure of empowerment. The upper middle and below is where there is the greatest need for great management. Which builds on valuing strengths, and allowing talent the space to stretch and achieve. This book shows you how a new approach to management empowers all employees at all levels, and culminates in better business outcomes for the entire organization. • Help shape a culture of commitment • Develop the political skills to negotiate successfully • Take responsibility for your actions • Learn to fail up, and face setbacks with courage Timeless tips from a master of business strategy alongside a framework for more effective management makes The Empowered Manager a must-read guide for anyone doing business today. Print ISBN: 978-1-119-28240-2 | CL | €32.90 | DEC 2016 | 256PP Previous Edition: 978-1-55542-019-2 About the Author Peter Block is a leading consultant and bestselling author whose work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed by Peter to build the skills outlined in his books. He has received national awards for outstanding contributions in the field of training and development, including the American Society for Training and Development Award for Distinguished Contributions. Flawless Consulting A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, 3rd Edition Peter Block 978-0-470-62074-8 €69.00 From Values to Action The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership Harry M. Kraemer 978-0-470-88125-5 €27.90 Also Available Titles


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